“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11–12, NIV 1984).
My Musings – This is an extremely simple, direct and efficient description of salvation.
- Given – Salvation is not something earned or something we possess independently. It is a gift from God.
- In His Son – It is only available through believing and receiving Jesus Christ. Don’t look for it anywhere else. It’s not there.
- He Who Has The Son – If you have Christ in you, you have eternal life.
- He Who Does Not Have The Son – If you do not have Christ in you, you do not have eternal life.
My Advice – What must I do to have eternal life? Follow the instructions. If you do, you will. If you don’t, you won’t. Simple. Direct. Efficient.
Want to become a Christian? See my blog series “The Born Again Experience.”
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